It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research! The PCURs are a team of six undergraduate correspondents, from across class years and disciplines, working on research ranging from independent projects to senior theses. Here on this blog, they will share their experiences and insights.
Yet the stories they tell will extend beyond their specific projects. While research varies depending on subject matter, methodology, and discipline, there is at least one common thread tying the process together: it is not a linear path. We begin with a question; we set out on a quest to answer it. Soon enough, we find ourselves navigating sharp turns, unexpected detours, roundabouts, and even dead ends.
This non-linear journey makes the research process more exciting and enriching. And so as these young scholars reflect on the ups and downs of their research, we can all learn something, whether we are fellow students, advisers, or members of the Princeton or global community.
Without further ado, the Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research welcome you aboard!
– Isabelle Laurenzi, Chief Correspondent